Off-topic- acronyms (was Re: [] Essay: The Joy of Perl)

Jason Elbaum Jason.Elbaum at
Sun Feb 15 05:05:19 PST 2004

Scott Weisman wrote:

> COBOL (as an acronym, it is properly capitalized) 

Not all stylebooks agree on this. Some (such as the New York Times) say 
that an acronym which is usually pronounced as a word, and which is more 
than three (I think) letters long, should be written as a capitalized 
word: Cobol. Basic. Perl (it's also an acronym!). Fortran.

Jason Elbaum

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